If You Don't Follow Me On Instagram...

October 21, 2013

I’m not one of those photographers who posts to Instagram several times a day, or even daily. But I do use it. If you don’t follow me, here’s a little bit of what you’ve missed:

My Inner Ansel

August 30, 2010

I’ve never been big on landscape photography. I just don’t respond to it the same way I respond to photos of people. But it’s not that I dislike nature. To the contrary, I often spend my vacations on nature trips, preferring a good hiking or nature destination over visiting yet another big city. Naturally I get the urge to shoot the landscapes where I go, but I don’t show them very often, so they sit in my archive and personal albums.

As Labor Day approaches this weekend, and summer travel time is coming to an end, I was going over some of my landscapes and decided the blog is a good place to show them. So below are a few images from New Hampshire, the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Northern Arizona, and the Galapagos Islands.


Grand Canyon

New Hampshire





City Street

July 9, 2009

Herald Square

I love the feel of this photo, with all the nondescript people in their nondescript clothes.

A sign of the times?

June 11, 2009

I felt bad taking this photo digitally:

The Death of Film


April 17, 2009

I often carry a point-and-shoot camera with me for unexpected moments I want to capture, but these days I find that the iPhone camera is filling that niche more and more. It’s always with me, even when my cameras aren’t, and its fixed focal length, uneven focus, and low resolution remind me of popular toy film cameras like the Holga, yielding similarly interesting results.

iPhone Diner

Riding on the Metro

January 5, 2009

The Washington DC Metro carries several hundred thousand riders every week, so these architectural details will no doubt look familiar to some. Every time I visit DC I’m fascinated by the cavernous ceilings of their subway stations, a stark contrast to the cramped old tunnels here in New York. The patterns in the ceiling remind me of something out of a Fritz Lang movie.

DC Metro

DC Metro

Shuffleboard. Pool. Vacancy.

December 2, 2008

El Cid Apartments

Continue reading Shuffleboard. Pool. Vacancy.

Congress Shmongress

September 30, 2008

With the economy and stock market in freefall, Congress failed to pass a controversial relief bill today. This photo of the Capitol reflected in a muddy pool of filthy rain water pretty much sums up my feelings about our congress on days like this.

Capitol Hill

For comparison, in case you can’t quite tell what’s going on, here’s the photo right side up.


September 23, 2008

Contents: 3 swings, 1 slide, 2 trampolines (1 rusty), 1 hose, 1 shed, 1 above-ground pool, 2 inner tubes (one in bushes), 4 chairs, 6 towels, 1 umbrella.

Photo Essay: The Denim Factory

September 9, 2008

I shot these photos at a denim factory in Kentucky that specializes in distressing high-end jeans for a few top designers. I used to scoff at paying a premium for jeans that come with holes in them already. Then I saw just how much work goes into distressing jeans, and I realized that these people are artists. You can’t just have any loose threads, you have to have the right loose threads. They can’t just be faded. They have to be the right color. A lot of work goes into making these jeans look just right.